For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012
Media Contact: Adam Gottlieb - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Navy and California Host Clean Energy Showcase
Part of California's Celebration of Navy Week

SACRAMENTO - California Energy Commission Chair Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller will participate in the US Navy's Clean Energy Showcase as part of Navy Week on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

The Department of Defense and the Navy have become innovators in energy efficiency and catalysts in California's growing clean technology and innovation sector. Several of the Navy's clean energy and technology partners including Ventura County's Biodico will be participating. The Port Hueneme-based company was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant by the Energy Commission for research and development of innovative biodiesel fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Department of Defense declared climate change and oil dependence as strategic national security threats and U.S. oil dependence as creating significant risks to our men and women in uniform.

Who:
           Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, Commander, Navy Region Southwest
           Senate President pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg
           State Senator Fran Pavley
           California Energy Commission Chair Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller

What: A Navy Week event presented by the U.S. Navy and State of California

When: Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Where: West Steps, California State Capitol (10th and L Streets), Sacramento

Please join the United States Navy and Governor Brown's Office to learn about the Navy's energy innovation and growing partnerships with California clean technology companies.

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